After a series of negotiations, San Diego officials have reached an agreement with the city’s firefighters that will alter the way firefighters’ pensions work. The agreement is in alignment with Proposition B, a previous pension reform movement that was passed months ago.
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The latest agreement brings all the city’s recognized employee organizations under contracts that uphold Prop B pension reform, according to mayoral spokesman Craig Gustafson.
The agreement has been ratified by a majority vote of firefighters, represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 145, and will go before the City Council next month for approval.
In addition to upholding pension reform, the new contract reforms overtime rules and vacation policies, provides increased health care funding and offers paid parental leave to firefighters for the first time.
Earlier this month, Faulconer announced new agreements with employee groups representing the city’s skilled trades workers, attorneys and lifeguards.
All changes are in effect through 2019 or 2020.